North Korea and the Global Economy

North Korea and the Global Economy

This week, a former Democratic Presidential candidate and a Google executive visited North Korea. The trip- described as a humanitarian mission- quickly generated controversy...

This week, an American delegation led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Google executive Eric Schmidt visited North Korea. The visit, described as a humanitarian mission to win the release of an American held in detention, prompted criticism from the State Department. Kojo examines whether business interests were underpinning the trip, and what we know about the North Korean economy.

Guests

Marcus Noland

Senior Fellow and Director of Studies, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; co-author, “Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform” (Columbia University Press)

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